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Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. 

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

La Mesa News Briefs – Sept. 22, 2017

Chamber holiday giving programs The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has announced two special programs for giving during the upcoming holiday season. The first is an annual program to “adopt” homebound seniors. This year, 20 women and four men will be the recipients of collected items such as canned soups and vegetables, lotions, soaps, socks, […]

Guest Editorial: Education opportunities for veterans just got better

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

In the current political climate, bipartisanship can be a rare thing. But it is not extinct. Proof of that was on display this month when Congress passed legislation to expand education opportunities for our veterans. 

The Forever GI Bill, as it is commonly known, which I am proud to have co-sponsored, will ensure that this critical education benefit will always be there for future generations of veterans. It also just became the law of the land.

Calendar: Aug. 25–Sept. 21, 2017

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Calendar, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs | No Comments

Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration
Monday, Aug. 28

Leaders of the local Chaldean community will be on hand for a special Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration. Highlights include an abundance of Chaldean food, music and dance. 2–3 p.m. on the Grand Lawn at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway. Visit bit.ly/2wwaVdr or contact Anne Krueger at anne.krueger@gcccd.edu.

La Mesa News Briefs – Aug. 25, 2017

Local chef partners with Tajín

La Mesa resident Claudia Sandoval, who won “MasterChef” in 2015, has just announced a partnership with Tajín seasoning company.

As a result, Sandoval will serve as the official chef and recipe creator for Tajín.

“Tajín is thrilled to partner with chef, author and ‘MasterChef’ winner, Claudia Sandoval, to help create new recipes that families will love,” said Aldo Fernandez, CEO of Tajín International Corp. in a press release. “Her electrifying personality makes her the perfect addition to our team who is dedicated to demonstrating how Tajín Clásico can add life to both new recipes and family favorites.”

Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

La Mesa News Briefs – July 28, 2017

Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26 by Sharp HospiceCare, the Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association to benefit the Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program. On Friday, there will be a pre-race event at Hotel del Coronado […]